This old thing?
Not only did I find a babysitter for tomorrow night, but I finished my dress today! I should buy a lottery ticket since I’m on a roll now.
There’s really nothing new with this version of B5454. I used my altered pattern which included an FBA and the gathers on the shoulder seam. All the changes I made to the pattern are discussed ad nauseam in this post, this one, and finally this one. It would have been a very quick sew if my coverstitch machine had been more cooperative. I had some major problems with it which required rethreading and unpicking about three times. Very frustrating. Not sure what the problem was, but I had to jury-rig it to get it work on the wrap binding, hand-stitching the very beginning of the binding.
This print was very problematic to photograph. My camera didn’t know how to focus on it. Very strange. Here are some of the best photos I could muster.
I don’t know why, but this dress is not very photogenic. I think it is much more flattering in real life. Take my word for it. I even received an unsolicitation already. The little boy who lives with me said I looked so beautiful in my new dress. He’s getting an extra scoop of ice cream for sure tonight. 😉
We are super busy this weekend, so no sewing for me. I hope some of you get time with your machines this weekend. Happy sewing.